After PCB Didn't Find NCA 'Clause' In Contract Mickey Arthur, 2 Other Coaches Sacked

The Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to amicably part ways with its foreign coaches, Mickey Arthur, Grant Bradburn, and Andrew Puttick, after the senior team's poor run of form in recent times, including a forgettable World Cup campaign. On Tuesday, a senior official of the board said that PCB chairman Zaka Ashraf and chief operating officer Salman Naseer would negotiate a final settlement with the trio.

During the Asia Cup and World Cup, the three who were part of the Pakistan team management decided to take vacations after they returned to Lahore from India and were informed their services were no longer required with the national team. The three were told that instead, the PCB had decided they would work at the National Cricket Academy, as it had appointed Mohammad Hafeez as director of the Pakistan team and a new set of coaches.

But, apparently, the board found out that in the contracts of the three, there was no clause giving them the right to force the trio to work at the NCA permanently as they had signed up to work with the Pakistan team.

The official said, "After some consultations, since Mickey is already with Derbyshire and Puttick and Bradburn have found new assignments, it was decided to end the matter amicably and release them from their contracts.”

Jan 9, 2024 6:31 AM